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today in one of the biggest battleground states in the presidential election. >> i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> pelley: campaign 2012 reports from dean reynolds and jan crawford. mark phillips on the financial crisis in europe. it's so bad in spain some people are forced to do their shopping in the trash. charlie d'agata in afghanistan where american troops are on the lookout for enemies among their afghan allies. >> every soldier is required to carry their weapon with them at all times. and an ingenious idea for helping the poor inspired by his mother. >> i'm hoping my mother is watching and that she is enjoying this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, election someday five weeks from today but many of the states are getting a head start. today voters in ohio-- one of the key battleground states that will tip the balance on which way this election goes-- began casting their ballots. that brings to eight the number of states where voting is already under way. 34 states in all will begin votin
the election. obama cowl make a gaffe. mitt would win the debates, go could send a flood to destroy all mankind. ( laughter ) so there's hope. >> schieffer: short of building an ark, what is romney's best chance. we'll ask new jersey governor chris christie, and one-time adversary, newt gingrich. so far romney is sticking to a familiar theme, but does he need to do more? >> i will lower the tax rate. he wants to creat to raise them. i'll create jobs and he'll kill them. also marsha blackburn, bob shrum, and larry sabato from the university of virginia center for politics. as we head into first presidential debate, we'll talk about the state of america at home and abroad with the distinguished panel. michelle rhee, former head of the washington, d.c. school system and founder of students first. economist mark zandi of moody analytics. bob woodward, author of "the price of politics" and hendrick smith, author of the new book "who stole the american dream?." it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schief
until election day, the most important of all may be this coming wednesday when president obama and mitt romney meet in denver for the first of three debates. the stakes are sky high, especially for mr. romney. running mate paul ryan made the case for a mitt romney presidency today in the toss-up state of new hampshire. >> we have got to stop spending money we don't have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden campaigned in battled ground florida, where he argued that the obama administration inherited trillion-dollar deficits from the bush administration. >> they put two wars on a credit card, not paying a penny, not paying a penny. >> reid: meanwhile be president obama and mitt romney were hunkered down today cramming for next week's debate showdown. both sides are working hard to lower expect aches by praising their opponents. a romney adviser says the president has the advantage as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the obama campaign says romney has the agent having debated about two dozen times during the republican primary campaign. >> both of these
of the american economy right now with just five weeks before we get to this election? the job numbers came out this week on tuesday. we had some very good economic news. housing numbers were up. consumer confidence was up. reports of companies hiring for the holidays seem to be up. but then later in the week, the gross domestic product is down. do you think that american amere confused when they turn on their televisions and one day everybody says oh, things are getting better. and then they're not. >> yeah, well, it's not a straight line. i think it's fair to say the economy is growing. it's been growing for more than three years. we've created 4.4 million jobs sense job growth resumed, five million private sector jobs. the stock market is up. as you know, it's almost back close to its record high and house prices are rising the first time in six years. the economy is moving forward. we are not near recession. we're growing. having said that, it's clear the economy is not growth fast enough. it's not enough to bring down unemployment. the unemployment rate is stuck at just over 8%. and that's
. >> pelley: 200,000 a month. mothony, thanks very much. with just the 32 days to go before the election, of course, the jobs report was topic "a" among candidates. no president since f.d.r. has been reelected with an unemployment rate this high. since f.d.r., president reagan was reelected with the highest unemployment rate in 1984. during his first term, unemployment rose to 10.8%. by election day it was down to 7.2%, which looked so much better in comparison. for mr. obama, unemployment peaked in 2009 at 10%, now three years later it's 7.8%. for both presidents, unemployment generally trended down all the way to election day. as you might expect, president obama and governor romney saw these numbers quite differently and we have two reports tonight. first, nancy cordes covering the president and she's in cleveland. nancy? ncy?eporter: scott, you could practically see the relief on the president's face today and not just because this news helped to change the subject from his shaky debate performance. negh unemployment has been an albatross around his neck the past four years. today he
of three debates before the presidential election. >>> attack investigation. lawmakers are raising questions about security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi and whether the death of ambassador chris stevens and three others could have been prevented. >>> bullying backlash. a television anchor responds to a viewer who criticizes her for being overweight. >> attacks like this are not okay. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and immigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning to you? >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire
days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to the extent that we present a very clear choice for the american people hopefully we'll be able to tease out what's at stake in this election. but i think the economy is still going to have a lot of bearing on it. overall, though, what i think is going to m
that killed osama bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 5, 2012. "cbs morning ne good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is changing his tune about those controversial remarks concerning 47% of americans. last may speaking at a florida fundraiser romney said 47% of americans paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney working to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back o
the final month before the elections within reach of the number of electoral votes needed to win but he continues to battle criticisms over how the white house handled last month's attack in benghazi, libya. more than 11,000 people packed a high school in las vegas sunday night to listen to president obama. >> stand with me and work with me, we'll win clark county again. we'll win nevada again. we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the president's last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. like his opponent, he's trying to lower expectations. >> i know folks in the media are speculating already on who is going to have the best zinger. governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney heads to colorado today for his last minute cram session. romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. while many believe wednesday's debate is a must-win for romney, his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event will make-or-break thi
voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing states that will tip the balance, the president is ahead. so he'll be trying to protect his lead and for mitt romney, it's an opportunity for a breakout moment. in front of what could be the biggest audience he will have before election day. the sole questioner tonight is jim lehrer. it's the 12th time he's served as moderator. >> lehrer: good evening. from the magnus arena at the university of denver in denver, c
8% since january 2009. today, news moved unemployment front and center in the presidential election. the unemployment rate reported today was better than expected down three-tenths of 1% to go below 8%. good news? depends on who you ask. >> if the numbers are accurate, that's always a positive thing. i don't know how could you spin it negatively. but i'm sure someone will. >> reporter: he's right. especially in an election year, one number has many interpretations. president obama told a fairfax, virginia, crowd this: >> this morning, we found out that the unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since i took office. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: he said there's more work to be done to help middle class families and said that's why he is running for re- election. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. >> reporter: mitt romney told supporters in virginia the country hasn't mer enough. >> now, we can do better. we don't have to stay on the path we have been on. >> reporter: businesses added 114,000 job
. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us as elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight, but i do believe there's going to be some disruption. so we are hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: the city council meeting is proceeding as planned. but just outside the doors, there are confrontations with police. i wouldn't call them clashes right now but police are trying to shut down the cops standing guard right now. but police a couple dozen of them, there are about 100 protestors and more security guards here, as well. as for that report that i mentioned at the beginning of this from alan blueford's family they have been expecting the d.a. to release a report, the attorney representing the family says the report was released within the last hour. we'll definitely bring you the details. suffice to say this started about a beef about that report but it has grown as the city council has decided to curtail and turn people away as folks have been trying to attend the meeting toda
at plans for the health care and the economy. will women will obviously played key role in this election and new polls show the they're more interested in men in issues impacting their pocketbook. and the presidential candidates know what. that's the latest campaign ad for the mitt romney camp a recent news poll shows 51 percent of men favor mitt romney and 54% of a man favor obama. many women voters to focus on closing and mitt romney economic plan. >>> he wouldn't able to relate to me or a single parent or a person that doesn't know where their next dollar is " to come from to pay their bill. >>> i'm looking for to the debates and votes for the mitt romney will be able to articulate with his plans are and like tumor specifics. >>> a lot of women say spending in health care the most important issues and they will be listening on wednesday when the debate face-to-face for the first time. the first debate at the top of the agenda on face the nation this morning. we're talking to two top republicans the new jersey governor and the former house speaker newt gingrich. another of look at t
: but a major drop in unemployment right before the election has some questioning the results. former general electric ceo and mitt romney supporter jack welch went as far as suggesting the obama administration manipulated the report. he tweeted unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. >> reporter: the white house calls welch's insinuation, quote, utter nonsense and most republicans are steering clear of the former ceo's comments including mitt romney. the republican nominee says many of the new jobs are only part time. and that's not what a real recovery looks like. >> even those that have jobs are having tough times. the middle class is being squeezed with higher and higher costs and with incomes that have gone down. >> reporter: the report was good news on wall street but investors remain wary. >> it's all everyone saying here we go everything is turning the corner. it's not! >> reporter: but history says the latest jobs report could play a part in the election. no president has been re- elected with unemployment above 8% since the gre
, we've got one more report to go before the november election which will come out right before election day. and the white house watches these numbers so carefully. they get nervous days in advance about them. they knew these numbers yesterday. so they had to be happy then even though they were having a terrible day out on the campaign trail because of the way that the president's performance in the debate wednesday night. >> nancy, i want to ask you something that jack welch, former ceo of general electric tweeted this morning. he is a romney supporter. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. we've had a response from the labor secretary, hilda solis, who called that ludicrous. this will become a political issue now as to whether these numbers -- as to whether they cooked the books. >> reporter: that's right, norah. the obama said they basically did not want to dignify it with a response. it is getting a lot of pickup. so much so that hida solis is responding to it and some republicans as well are sa
romney goes on the offensive at the first presidential debate. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled as the president, you own an airplane and you own a house but not to your own facts. >> romney was able to out obama obama. >> we don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >>> syrian targets in retaliation from shelling from syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians. >> very, very dangerous situation. >>> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak from steroid injection s is spreading. so far four people have died. >>> miguel cabrera has won the triple crown since boston's carl yastrzemski in 1967. >>> police in chicago are searching for those responsible for a marijuana farm the size of two football fields. >>> looked like a home invasion at ashton kuch kutcher's hollywood home turned out to be a hoax. he wasn't there. >>> the baseball world, a.l. western division championship! >> republican candidate currently running for president? >> snooki. >> and all that
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resolve that due to the fact this happen on city property my responsibilities as elected official and as a person an employee i have to make sure the employee is protected. >>> we apologize for losing don knapp saudi 0. gov. brown vetoed a bill to ban agencies from interrupting cellphones servers without court ordered it targeted bart which part of free-speech debate when the cut cellphone service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest the governor said the bill could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring government agencies to apply for a court order within six hours of service shutdown she spent years under house arrest in her fight for democracy in burma pro- democracy activist was in san francisco is part of a high- profile visit it that includes standing ovations in washington and the united nations. anne mackovic explains her appearance is important >>> those of my generation will know i've come to san francisco with flowers in my hair. >>> known simply as the lady nobel pripet peace prizewinner spoke in front of a packed house at usf >>> we must alway
a big swing state in this election, as well. the focus of the debate was the economy. but big bird somehow got into the dialogue there. and, of course, as we mentioned, there were some polls that showed that romney came out ahead of the president on that first debate. bigad shaban joins us live from denver with some highlights from last night. [ pause ] >> reporter: good morning. it seems mitt romney may have got the boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive all night. romney you wanted to his own successes as massachusetts governor but highlighted what he called the failed promises of the obama administration. >>> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here with me. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be that romney's plans lacked specifics. >> is the reason t
after the election. >> pelley: wyatt, thank you, the u.s. economy is also being hurt no what's happening far beyond washington, all the way across the atlantic. senior business correspondent onthony mason has more on that. ha reporter: in spain this weekend, police clashed with protesters angry over austerity measures the government's been forced to implement. a quarter of the work force in spain can't find jobs and the unemployment rate in the 17- nation euro zone has now hit a record high-- 11.4%. for three straight quarters, the european economy has been rinking and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke said today amica is feeling the impact. >> it has been a problem for the oblemeconomy. we have seen head winds coming from slowing trade. >> reporter: if you combine rtports and exports, the european union is our biggest trading partner. >> so we have a very strong troerest in europe solving its problems. >> reporter: but the problem won't be solved quickly says ian brehmer who heads the eurasia group, a global research firm. oup,hat brings the europeans back to growth? no one started
. >> pledging, "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic-american voters, and a new survey shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote. that far exceeds the 19 million who voted in 2008, and most of those votes went to president obama. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> hispanics have been disproportionately hard. the national unemployment is still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11%. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. big day for ohio today. early voting begins there. 30% of the vote came in early in 2008, and today is exactly five weeks before election day. >> susan mcginness in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>> a pennsylvania judge is expected to rule today on whether to uphold the state's new law requiring voters t
for the possibility of trouble. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us and the elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight but i believe there will be some disruption. so we're hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: security personnel tell us they have quadrupled their staff. there will be police officers here, as well. and the security guard also tells us the public will not be allowed on the balcony. now, that hasn't been formally announced yet but that's just from the security guard. that would cut the crowd down by half. people will be directed to overflow oms that are being prepared right now. we will stay tuned. we'll monitor that crowd that's going to arrive here at city hall and bring you the latest as it develops. reporting live at oakland city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >>> campaign 2012 the presidential candidates cramming for their first face- off. the outcome of tomorrow's debate this denver could help decide the election. but cbs 5 political reporter grace lee says neither s
relates to the average american this whole election cycle, 56% of those polled say they had a better opinion of the former governor now. what started out as cordial quickly became heated. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 million tax cut. and he is saying that he is going to pay for it by closing loopholes in deductions. the problem is, he's been asked over 100 times how you would close those deductions and loopholes and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything you just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for a $5 trillion tax cut. what i've said is i won't put in place a tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> my priority is jobs. there's nothing better for getting us to a balanced budget than having more people working, earning more money, paying more taxes. that's by far
and norah? >> the president's hope for re-election, he is preparing for the debate in henderson, nevada, outside las vegas. and he made a surprise visit monday to a local campaign office and also called several volunteers on the phone to say thank you for helping his re-election effort. >> everything you do ends up making a huge difference in us being able to win nevada and win the election. so, just keep it up. >> nancy cordes is in henderson, covering the obama campaign. good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. while the president does his homework, the obama campaign team is working hard itself to trying to lower expectations for the president's performance. white house press corps was chuckling yesterday when they tried to argue that the president's tendency toward answers may be a liability in a debate where candidates are expected to be succinct. they're also arguing that the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for this debate as governor romney. we don't know exactly how much less time he has had, because the campaign doesn't tell us how much time he spends practi
participating in the workforce today as on the day that the president got elected our unemployment rate would be around 11%. that's the real reality of what's happening out there. >> reporter: now advisers tell me romney will continue prosecuting the case against the president on the economy. we saw him start that on wednesday night's debate. romney will be doing more debate prep here in orlando. the next presidential debate is week after next. we have a vice presidential debate later this week. >> jan crawford in orlando, florida. thanks. >>> and joining us now, senior u.s. economist and from washington cbs news political director john dickerson. it is gate to have both of you with us. i want to begin with you elsen about the jobs report. how do you characterize it? >> i would characterize jobs in general remaining slow, too slow and been moving sideways on average since last year. but this was a better report. households told us we created a lot more jobs in september and not only that more people came back in the labor market to look for work. that's typically a sign of confidence on the p
since 1992. two more to go before election day. >>> investors have some new numbers from washington to consider this morning. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com is here with the employment report that just came in. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, frank and michelle. stock futures are higher on much better-than-expected news on the jobs front just out this morning. the unemployment rate actually fell to 7.8% last month dropping below 8% for the first time of in almost four years that rate declined because more people found jobs. the labor department says 114,000 jobs were added in september. economists were predicting employers added only 111,000 jobs last month. and that the unemployment rate would edge up to 8.2% from 8.1%. so definitely some better-than- expected news out there on the jobs front. >>> asian markets up this morning after the bank of japan announced no change in the country's key interest rate. the kay up .5%, hong kong's hang seng added .5%. >>> on thursday the slightly better-than-expected weekly jobless claims gave the market a lift dow up 80, na
fight for democracy in burma. now opposition leader and elected parliament member, she is on a diplomatic mission to the united states. linda yee was at an exclusive events where she just addressed bay area leaders in san fransisco? >> it was certainly a historic visit, her first to the bay area, the nobel peace laureate and member of parliament spoke of rapid changes in democracy in burma. but she also tells a cautionary tale of how a change has to come slowly. she says that her country is thrilled that the united states has eased some of the economic sanctions and a canal invite businesses to invest but she told an audience of business, civic, and political leaders, that the gold rush of investors have to benefit people, and beef offal. they have been an isolated country for 50 years when it was under a military dictatorship and people for the most part don't know what it is like to live in a democracy. >> we would like the right kind of investments, the kind of investments that will create jobs, and also provide young people with on-the-job training. for five decades
of it or not get rid of it. the death penalty. how most folks feel about capitol punishment as we head to elections. >>> warmer than yesterday, that is nothing, the hottest day is still to come. we will pinpoint it with your forecast. >>> good evening. >>> we begin with breaking news on the peninsula. that is where shooting investigation has traffic backed up a long way on highway 10 one in san car los. a car was seen swerving before going off into the bushes. they do not know when the highway will be cleared. >>> now, to developing news along our coast. the coast guard is searching for two fisherman lost at sea after their boat capsized. it happened around 10:30 this morning at pigeon point. that is just south of pascadaro. we find out what happened and we have the latest on the search. >> reporter: as much as we know the boat left the marina at 5:30 this morning towards pigeon point, two miling north of pigeon point, -- two miles north of pigeon point, the men f , if they were men, were fishing and then a wave knocked over the boat. four of the people were in the boat, two wearing life vests and
this election again. >>> the president is spending the next couple days cramming for the first of three debates. >> i know folks in the media are speculating on who will have the best zingers. mitt romney is a good debater. i am just okay. >> reporter: mitt romney began practicing in june and continued prepping tuesday. chris christie said mitt romney's performance will turn the race upside down. >> you will say we have a barn burner now. >> reporter: mitt romney's run -- paul ryan dialed back expectations. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break the campaign. >> reporter: paul ryan says mitt romney will lay out the choice voters have, especially when it comes to the economy. >>> oracle workers hear from the master tonight. he delivered the key note address. more than 50,000 people are in san francisco for the event. he described his vision of hardware and software that works together. >> oracle 12c is the foundation for an expanding business, cloud business at oracle corporation. it is the foundation, the software foundation of the oracle cloud. >> it runs through thursday. >>> a
to president obama. >> we'll win this election again. >> reporter: it was the last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney is a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> but apparently not everyone got the memo. >> for thursday morning you are all going to be scratching your heads and saying wow we have a barn burner. >> wednesday's debate will center on domestic issues including the economy. romney is focused on foreign policy and slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things. he'd end the iraq war. he did. >> said to be planning
reminding us that november elections are around the corner and leaves are changing color, and retailers are trying to lure us in. but it's triple digits in parts of the bay area. >> pretty much when i got outside, i started sweating. >> reporter: the calendars october, but it doesn't feel like it. >> since it's october, i was hoping for more stormy weather going on. >> reporter: and these guys had to work in it. on top of the hot temperatures, a spare the air day meaning they wouldn't use the power equipment. >> it's october, and it should be like cool temperatures right now. it's crazy. >> reporter: they, like so many of us, have mentally moved on. everywhere you look, we're reminded it's autumn and halloween is this month. people had that mindset in the concord spirit store. >> i like the in between days. i don't like when it's cold or sweaty hot. >> reporter: we need to find you a goldilocks costume. kim carbajal had to try and convince the kids not to wear shorts. >> it's like it will be 97. >> reporter: before we know it, though, the temperatures will catch up to the calendar. >> m
. >> it is universal. there is not a single elected official in northern california that i'm aware of who is supporting prop f. >> you've been saying this measure f, it's insane, stupid. do you still stand by that today? >> oh, absolutely. when anybody rational looks at it, there is no answer to the cleanest water that this whole state if not the country has with our hetch hetchy water. >> reporter: and while only san francisco residents will vote on this study, it has much broader implications. there are 30 municipalities in the bay area that use water from hetch hetchy, including cities in san mateo and alameda counties. if we were to replace hetch hetchy reservoir, the cost would range anywhere from $3 to $10 billion. and that would translate into an increase anywhere from 590 to 1720 a year. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. >>> the city of oakland and the oakland coliseum are both apologizing for a late-night rave event over the weekend. multiple police departments were flooded with complaints. phil? >> reporter: that's right. some of those politicians' ears are still burning. the party that was on this wee
. quite a few have lost an election with a debate. >> reporter: these matchups can produce a memorable line like in 1980 between then-governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> there you go again. >> reporter: and lloyd benson's swipe at dan quayle. >> i served with jack kennedy. i knew jack kennedy. jack kennedy because friend of mine. senator, you're no jack kennedy. >> reporter: then there are other moments that seem to say more, like george w. bush looking at his watch. >> tell you what, 10,000 bet. >> reporter: and obama's comment to then-rival hillary clinton. >> you're likeable enough. >> reporter: one thing they do agree on. the debate maybe romney's big chance. >> it's hard to be likeable when you're -- >> you've got to know obama really well. there's not a lot of room left on his canvas to paint. mitt romney, he's still got a little white space on his canvas. >> reporter: the president will be spending the first part of the week in nevada. in the meantime, romney will be campaigning in colorado, also a swing state, and playing to the role for him will be ohio sena
that the president got elected while the unemployment rate would be around 11%. and that's the real reality of what's happening on out there. >> 40% of the unemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last month. economists say we need to add 200,000 jobs or more every month to make a dent in the unemployment rate. linda yee, cbs5. >>> in one bay area county, why some cities are being forced to import other people's garbage. >>> a california man dies from a disease we almost never see here in america. how a sick bat triggered an international health scare. >>> a new tool to find the cheapest airline tickets. how strangers are competing against each other to find you the best deal. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, well get trashed. >>> well when it comes to local cities and counties, voting on what to do with their garbage, that vote may very well get trashed. cbs5 allen martin reports that the state has now made it illegal for san francisco to keep exporting their garbage into neighboring cities. they cannot do anything about it. >> reporter: one man's trash may be another man's tr
candidates who blink less during a debate are more likely to win the election or as michele bachmann put it, any way i can get back in this thing? hey! thing? hey! there you go. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 3rd. for the first time tonight, president obama and mitt romney will face each other on stage with millions of voters watching. >> as they got ready for their first debate, the president faced criticism for a five-year-old speech and his running mate misspoke again. jan crawford is live in colorado with a preview. good morning. >> good morning, norah. good morning, charlie. both candidates have been under enormous pressure, preparing for more than a month. we saw them take a break to get away from it all but then last night the video changed the conversation. romney went for mexican at chipotle along with ohio senator rob portman, playing the role of president obama in mock debates. in nevada, the president, who has been rehad hersing with massachusetts senator john kerry as romney, went to the hoover dam. >> it's spectacular. i've never seen it be
running on the tax plan and now five weeks before the election, he is saying that his big bold idea is, never mind. >> virtually everything he said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> the former governor knocked him out of the park! 500 uncommitted voters were asked who won this debate. 46% said it was romney. >> protesters are not exactly a fan of the new archbishop's national reputation for supporting california's ban on same-sex marriage. >> shocked the rangers and baseball world. >> the oakland as on top of the american league west. >> we're not finished yet. i realize that. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on eyewitness news this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. back to the campaign trail now. today for president obama, republican challenger mitt romney as well after the two locked horns in the first face- to-face debate last night. bigad shaban has highlights from denver. >> reporter: good morning. mitt romney got the boost he was hoping for. he touted his own accomplishments as the governor of massachusetts but continually mentioned the pol
by that firm. election officials told us today that a couple of hundred registrations dropped off by ymployees of the firm have what they called irregularities, including multiple forms that appear to be signed by the same person. this evening a fifth person has died from wounds suffered in yesterday's office shooting in minneapolis. the police tell us the gunman had been fired just hours before the attack. eight people were shot as the killer passed some employees by and targeted others, including his former boss who was among the dead. .he gunman killed himself. the suspect in last july's movie theater massacre in colorado had aden barred from the campus of the university of colorado after he threatened a professor. we learned that today when hundreds of pages of documents were released in court. barry petersen is at the courthouse in centennial, islorado, tonight. barry? >> reporter: well, scott, media organizations, including cbs news, had argued that corporate documents in this case should be made public. a judge agreed, but first he allowed attorneys on both sides to cross out any inform
certain conditions. >> "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the "dream act," would i veto it? the answer is question." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic american voters and a new survey from the pugh hispanic center shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote roughly 5 million more than in 2008. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win that group over. >> hispanics have been his disproportionately hard. hispanic unemployment is 11%. >> reporter: the two men could get a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs 2 news. >> romney will stay in colorado today while the president continues debate prep. necessary henderson, nevada. >>> and cbs -- he is in henderson nevada. >>> and cbs 5 will have live coverage. debate starting at 6 p.m. tomorrow. >>> 4:41. airline seats coming unbolted in midair. how pilots are dealing with the in flight emergency. >> plus a killer speaks out 10 years after the dead
candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and told one of them what debate preparation is like. >> basically, they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's
the election he's saying that his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the theme of the debate for president obama appeared to be romney's plan lacked specifics. >> the reason that governor romney is keeping all these plans to replace secret because they are too good? >> reporter: mitt romney spent most of the night attacking the president's record. >> you've been president for four years. you said you would cut the deficit in half. it's now four years. >> reporter: romney came into the debate trailing in the polls but that could change. >> any time a challenger stands on the stage with a president in the first debate they tend to get some bounce after that. i expect that could happen here. >> reporter: the romney campaign believes the governor scored a knockout. >> i believe romney was the clear winner of this debate. if it was a boxing match it would have been called. >> reporter: a cbs poll shows romney was the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people say romney won the debate while 22% said the president had the edge. romney helped his image with voters. 63% feel he cares abo
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, i can go back to montana. >> reporter: there is one more jobs report before election day. tara mergener, cbs news, the white house. >>> a moraga teen's quest to become an eagle scout is over since he told family, friends and a boy scouts counselor that he is gay. ryan is a high school senior who completed his final project just last month. it was an anti-bullying wall he helped kids create at his old middle school in moraga but his troop won't sign off on his eagle badge. >> this was an opportunity for our students to participate in the making of a permanent mural that would promote that idea of tolerance and acceptance for all our students. each tile has a different message about respecting all differences. it's a very positive message to promote. >> more than 150,000 people have signed an online petition urging the scouts not to deny ryan his eag al ward. boy scouts of america released a statement that says "he does not agree to scouting's principles of duty to god and does not meet scouting's membership standard on sexual orientation." >>> coming up, military wives raising a
is if the same share of people were participating in the work force, the day that the president got elected while the unemployment rate would be around 11%. and that's the real reality of what's happening on out there. >> 40% of the unemployed have been out of work six months or more. that number did not drop last month. economists say we need to add 200,000 jobs or more every month to make a dent in the unemployment rate. linda yee, cbs5. >>> in one bay area county, why some cities are being forced to import other people's garbage. >>> a california man dies from a disease we almost never see here in america. how a sick bat triggered an international health scare. >>> a new tool to find the cheapest airline tickets. how strangers are competing against each other to find you the best deal. ,, [ male announcer ] jay likes it when his mobile phone helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when mother nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. [ male announcer ] why not talk to someone who owns an adjustable version
, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt had ey did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of cocommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is whvering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott, even desccrats are describing the president's performance as lack luster, and listless, and the campaign acknowledg
would argue he had a lead all along. that's another story. he would say the election -- that's another story. three debates, of course, first one. a lot of people think this is the most important one. we'll talk about the big debate moments over the last elections. stick with us. you're watching cbs "this morning saturday" and we'll be back with a look at the debates and how you win and how you lose on the big night. >> i got some ideas on,000 win. >> really? >> i don't know. nicholas c,,,,,,,, ♪ >>> welcome to cbs "this morning saturday." i'm anthony mason. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. coming up in this half hour the first televised presidential debate, john kennedy cool and calm, richard nixon, if you were watching it on tv you saw him sweating bullets and we will take a look at what it takes to win one of these high pressure presidential encounter. >> then elmy winner damian lewis met with president obama and the president told him a secret. we'll ask him about that and of course about the second season of his hit tv thriller that begins tomorrow night. >> how about a presidentialth sui
like franklin roosevelt knew the risk of debating. he was a heavy favorite to win re-election in 1940, so when republican wendell wilke demanded a debate, f.d.r. ignored him. he knew just appearing on the same stage with the president enhanced the stature of any challenger. >> i think that we both just just stand here >> reporter: it's hard to know where we'd be today if nixon in 1960 had followed roosevelt's lead. but once burned, nixon never debated again. nor did lyndon johnson who had preceded him to the white house. so there were no debates in 1964, '68 or '72. >> announcer: this is the cbs news special report. >> schieffer: only after his poll numbers dropped did gerald ford agree to debate challenger jimmy carter in 1976. >> i interviewed ford about this. i said why did you agree to the debate? he said, "it was my only hope." he was down and out because of having pardoned nixon. that's why he was so far down. he said, "if i could get jimmy carter to debate me, i might have a chance." >> schieffer: yet ford ended up hurting his chances with this statement. >> there is no soviet
again. we'll win this election against. >> last scheduled appearance before the first presidential debate on wednesday. >> governor romney he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> romney fit in another rehearsal after church in boston on sunday. he's not practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> parentally not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations >> thursday morning you are going to be scratching your heads and say wow we have a barn burner for the next 33 days. >> wednesday's debate will focus on domestic issues including the economy. romney is talking more about foreign policy and slamming the president. >> in this morning's wall street journal, the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict. can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> promised a few things. end the iraq war , he d
, that the first presidential debate of an election isn't very kind to the incumbent essentially arguing that the newcomer, in this case mitt romney, essentially is elevated by being on the same stage as the president. this is the first time they are seen as equals. historically that doesn't bode well for incumbents. >> okay. well, all eyes will be on denver tonight. it will be good theater if nothing else as the two go toe to toe. bigad shaban, thanks so much for your live report from denver. >> reporter: thank you. >>> you can see the debate live right here on cbs 5. that begins at 6:00 tonight. >>> 5:40. the blue angels are going to come soaring into town. the special guests taking to the skies today. coming up. >> so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. >> a tv anchor takes a stand. her powerful message to the bully who called her fat. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! unstopables! i'll show you how! ♪ just shake them into the wa
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